KARATE CLASSES HOW IT WORKS
At Shiseikan the class is split into two parts:
During the first hour and a half, all grades train together; from beginner to black belt, children and adults. This allows less experienced students to improve at a faster rate as they have role models to follow and can see their next steps. More experienced karateka are given the opportunity to work on improving their basic techniques at their own level; as combinations become more complex, certain elements need to be refined and problems need to be identified and fixed.
At 8pm the lower grades finish, and the higher grades continue for an extra half hour. In this time they may develop higher grade katas or work on higher level kumite techniques.
TRAINING OPTIONS THAT WORK FOR YOU!
Find a training session that fits in with your life!
Train up to three times a week!
Enjoy this after work class and relieve those mid week stresses!
6:30pm to 8:00pm
8:00pm to 8:30pm
The weekend is here - time to
go to the Dojo!
Sunday mornings were made
for Karate training!
8:00pm to 8:30pm
6:30pm to 8:00pm
11:30am to 12:00pm
10:00am to 11:30am
Discounts available for extra family members
or paying monthly - First session is FREE!
Family friendly prices!
TRAINING IS £4 PER SESSION!
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Learn the 3 main parts of Karate
KIHON - KATA - KUMITE
Kihon is a Japanese term meaning "basics" or "fundamentals." The term is used to refer to the basic techniques that are taught and practised as the foundation of Karate.
The practice and mastery of kihon is essential to all advanced training, and includes the practice of correct body form and breathing, while practising basics such as stances, punches, kicks, blocks, and strikes.
Kihon is not only practising of techniques, it is also the budōka fostering the correct spirit and attitude at all times.
Kihon techniques tend to be practised often, in many cases during each practice session. They are considered fundamental to mastery and improvement of all movements of greater complexity.
Kata is a Japanese word describing detailed patterns of movements practised either solo or in groups. Karate kata are executed as a specified series of a variety of moves, with stepping and turning, while attempting to maintain perfect form. The kata is not intended as a literal depiction of a mock fight, but as a display of transition and flow from one posture and movement to another, teaching the student proper form and position, and encouraging them to visualise different scenarios for the use of each motion and technique. Karateka "read" a kata in order to explain the imagined events, a practice known as bunkai. There are various kata, each with many minor variations.
Kumite is the part of karate in which a person trains against an adversary, using the techniques learned from the kihon and kata.
Kumite can be used to develop a particular technique or a skill (e.g. effectively judging and adjusting one's distance from one's opponent) or it can be done in competition.
Different styles of Kumite include Gohon kumite (five-step sparring), Sanbon kumite (three-step sparring), Ippon kumite (one step sparring), Jiyu ippon kumite (one step semi-free sparring) and Jiyu kumite (free sparring).